By Wian LJ, Last updated: March 20, 2019
“Is there still a chance to recover photos after factory reset? I recently performed a factory reset ion my iPhone because it was crashing on me all the time. I forgot to backup my photos before the reset though, Please help.”
Retrieve pictures from iPhone/iPad after factory reset
A factory reset on an iPhone/iPad totally erases all the information and settings stored on the iOS device and installs the latest compatible software version. It deletes all the downloaded apps and account settings and it also erases the entire app data for the default apps.
When to perform a Factory Reset?
A factory reset is performed when the device’s software or settings are not performing well. Here are a few of the scenarios that may need factory reset:
When you are performing a factory reset, make sure that you have properly created a backup to iTunes or iCloud so you can easily restore your personal information right after.
There are two ways to perform a factory reset on the iPhone/iPad. One is to directly do it on the device itself and two, remotely using a computer.
Factory Reset on the iPhone/iPad
Factory Reset on the iPhone/iPad Device
Factory Reset using a computer (via iTunes)
Factory Reset Via a computer (via iTunes)
There are two backup sources that allow you to recover pictures after factory reset. The first option is to restore from iTunes and the next is to restore from iCloud.
Restore images from iTunes
Retrieve Photos from iTunes Program
Extract Pictures from iCloud
After you have reset the iPhone/iPad, follow the steps below on how to restore your data via iCloud
Recover images from iCloud Program
Apart from the iTunes and iCloud backup sources, you can easily recover photos after factory reset by using third-party programs. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has the complete tools needed for recovery. It provides three options:
This simply means that even if you don’t have any backups made, you are still able to recover photos after factory reset by only using FoneDog Toolkit- Data Recovery for iOS.
Recover from iOS device
This recovery method works perfectly for those who have forgotten to take backups of their pictures and other phone contents. As long as the iOS device data is not overwritten, there is a greater chance of recovery. You can recover photos after factory reset smoothly with this option. Follow the steps on how to use this method:
First make sure that you have already downloaded and installed the program FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery, on the computer. Launch the program and click on the first recovery method on the left panel: Recover from the iOS device and then connect the iPhone/iPad using an original USB cable. Once the iPhone/iPad is detected, click on ‘Start Scan’ to continue.
Run FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and Connect PC--Step1
FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery will begin to scan the entire iOS device for all the missing or deleted photos and other contents such as contacts, documents, calendars, emails, messages, videos, and more.
After the scanning stops, it will display all the recovered files on the left panel. Go over to the photos categories and then find the deleted photos needed. From here, you can selectively recover photos after factory reset without the need to restore the entire files. Mark the photos required and then click on the ‘Recover’ button to download and save the pictures on the computer.
Restore Pictures after Factory Reset iPhone/iPad Devices--Step2
Recover from iTunes Backup
The second method by FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is to ‘Recover from iTunes Backup File’. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery simply extracts the iTunes backups and lets you choose the photos only to recover. You don’t need to endure more data loss by overwriting the existing phone contents. You can perform selective recovery at any time. To make it clear, follow these steps:
Launch the program FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and then click on the second recovery method ‘Recover from iTunes Backup File’. After that, choose the most recent iTunes backup file displayed on the screen. Click ‘Start Scan’ to continue.
Note: You don’t need to launch the iTunes while the program FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is already running.
Start FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery on Your iPhone--1
FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery will scan the iTunes backup file. Once the scanning stops, the entire backup contents will be loaded and displayed onscreen. Go to the photos categories and then mark the pictures you only want to recover. It is better to create a new folder on the computer to save the pictures for easier access later on.
Extract Images from iPhone/iPad Factory Reset from iTunes Backup File--2
Recover from iCloud
The last recovery method by FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is ‘Recover from iCloud’. Essentially, it takes all the iCloud backup contents and lets you choose files selectively. Just like the second option, you can easily recover photos after factory reset easily by using ‘Recover from iCloud’ method. Follow these guides to get a clearer picture:
On the computer, launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and choose the third and last recovery method which is ‘Recover from iCloud Backup File’. Sign in to your iCloud account when prompted. Make sure you are using the same exact account for your backups.
Note: If you enabled the 2-step authentication on your iPhone/iPad then you need to turn it off to allow FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery to run prior to the recovery process.
Login into iCloud--#1
After you have logged in to iCloud, you need to choose the most recent iCloud backup contents by referring to the date and timestamps. Click on the ‘Download’ button and wait until the entire file types will be displayed on a pop-up window. On the small window, choose the entire media files which may contain the deleted photos and click on ‘Next’ to continue.
Select iCloud Backup and Download the Photos File Type--#2
FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery will now extract the entire iCloud backup contents and scan them thoroughly. Once the scanning stops, it will display all the recovered files from the backup onscreen. Find the deleted pictures in each category and then mark them selectively. Click on the ‘Recover’ button at the end of the screen.
Recover Images from iPhone and iPad after Factory Reset from iCloud Backup File--#3
If you are on the search for the easiest way to recover photos after factory reset then choose to download FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. It has 3-in-1 solution which can deeply scan and extract the entire files on the iPhone/iPad and from the backups. You have just learned the different ways to perform a factory reset as well as the different methods to recover essential files. The next time you need to recover other files like call logs, text messages, music, WhatsApp messages & attachments, contacts and many more, choose FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. It works perfectly with iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8Plus with a free trial version for you to test on!
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